Ryan is a 20-year veteran of the classroom, having taught STEM with a focus on engineering and physics in three countries. He completed an undergraduate degree in Physics Education at Saint Vincent College, followed by a Master's in Earth and Space Science Education at Johns Hopkins University to better support his teaching practice. He is currently enrolled at QUT, working toward a PhD in digital technologies and teacher self-directed learning. Ryan has career-long passions for using technology to support educational accessibility and equity for teachers and students, ethical and safe integration of EdTech into the classroom, and working across teams toward shared goals. Ryan is currently the Director of the Online Safety Education and the Digital Pedagogies within the ACT Education Directorate.